Finally! A tanto that you can partner up with our Kuro Setsuhen (Black Snowflake) katana and wakizashi.
The blade shape is the same as our Unokubi Zukuri Tanto. As the name implies, it has an unokubi zukuri blade shape. The term unokubi translates to “cormorant’s neck”. It refers to the tapering of a portion of the back of the blade giving it a false edge, while retaining the shape of the kissaki. The blade has a small groove called “soe-hi” that runs along the shinogi or ridge line of the blade. It also has a “koshi-hi” which is a short groove with a rounded top. The koshi-hi usually suggests the sword of Fudo Myoo. It’s meaning is the same as the “Ken” horimono (engraving) which is the symbol of power of Buddha (or any Buddha). It’s the most simple symbol of prayers. A koshi-hi with a longer soe-hi suggests a Buddha with his polearm.
• Blade Material: 1050 carbon steel (mono-steel)
• Edge: Fully sharpened
• Treatment: Hand Forged, Through Hardened, Heat Treated & Tempered, Water Quenched
• Blade Length: 10 inches
• Tsuka: 5.5 inches wood
• Overall length w/o saya: 17 inches
• Saya: 12.25 inches wood, glossy black lacquered finish
• Tsuba: Iron
• Fuchi / Kashira: Zinc alloy
• Habaki / Seppa / Menuki: Brass
• Tsukaito: Black leather
• Sageo: Black cotton
• Mekugi: 1 bamboo peg
• Samegawa: Real ray skin panels lacquered in black
• Nakago: Full tang
• Hamon: None
• Specs may vary slightly from sword to sword
• Can be disassembled
• Includes cloth bag
• Packaging: carton box
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